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Tidy airport but congested security check-in area

Tidy airport but congested security check-in area  Video Review
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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Rahul Shankar
26th Apr 17

Worlds biggest film city

Worlds biggest film city  Video Review
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Ramoji Film City

Mahadev Hiremath
10th Jul 18

Buddha Statue in the middle of lake

Buddha Statue in the middle of lake  Video Review
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Lumbini Park

Mahadev Hiremath
10th Jul 18

Charminar for shopping

Charminar for shopping  Video Review
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Charminar

Kamleshsharma
14th Jan 18

Ramoji Film City

Ramoji Film City  Video Review
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Ramoji Film City

Arijit das choudhury
14th Jan 18

A big fort

A big fort  Video Review
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Golconda Fort

Naseem Akhter
11th Jan 18

Very attractive and full of excitement

Very attractive and full of excitement  Video Review
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Ramoji Film City

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Dec 17

A popular attraction

A popular attraction  Video Review
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Ramoji Film City

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
22nd Dec 17

Zoo tour

Zoo tour  Video Review
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Nehru Zoological Park

Akhila Sritalam
21st Nov 17

Walking sticks@salarjung Museum

Walking sticks@salarjung Museum  Video Review
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Salarjung Museum

Akhila Sritalam
20th Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Hyderabad

1Hyderabad Flower Markets
Hyderabad Flower Markets

Gudimalkapur flower market in Hyderabad is a kaleidoscope of colors, tucked in a corner near Mehdipattanam in Hyderabad. The hustle bustle starts before sunrise and continues till afternoon. Soak in the colors, sound and aroma around the market.

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2Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

HolidayIQ Traveller Meherzad says, “The palace is atop a hill which overlooks the entire Hyderabad city offering breathtaking views of the city in the evening. The palace has 2 restaurants, Adaa, which offered Indian cuisine and Celeste which was their continental/Italian cuisine restaurant we had all our meals here, the food was excellent and the service was even better.” 

Experience- Dine at The Royal Terrace. Rekindle the romance while you get the breathtaking views of the 400 year old city and the palace. The terrace pathway is dressed in fragrant jasmine and dimly lit with traditional labras. Your personal butler takes care of you throughout the evening serving delights from a specially crafted chef’s tasting menu. Sit down to a private candlelit dinner at Gol Bungalow where you can feel the night breeze and listen to smooth live jazz music.

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3Khatti Dal From Hyderabad
Khatti Dal From Hyderabad

The khatti dal is a popular lentil recipe made from split pigeon peas or arhar dal. The word ‘khatti‘ translates to ‘sour’ in english. So the exact translation of ‘khatti dal‘ will be ‘sour lentils’. Although the dal has sour taste but it is delicious. The dal is cooked first till the desired consistency and then tempered. the sourness comes from the tamarind. so you have a creamy, smooth, flavorful and sour dal.

HolidayIQ Traveller Subendu shares, “Excellent welcome from the hotel staff, wonderful hotel rooms with well furnished facilities inside room & hotel. If any body wants to stay either for business purpose or with family. Nearer to railway station with easy accessibility to Prime locations of Hyderabad. Hotel Vaishnaoi is the best. One important thing "The Dal Fry" of the Restaurant of the Hotel is Fabulous. I thinK I should rate this Hotel as 4 Star instead of 3 Star Hotel.”

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4Have a devotional getaway at Hyderabad
Have a devotional getaway at Hyderabad

HolidayIQ Reviewer Manoj Sethu adds, “Here you'll find Lord Balaji temple located in Chilkur, an hours drive from Hyderabad. You can go for a pradakshina of 108 rounds around the temple. ” 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pallavi Mhatre adds, “Temple with an amazing view of the city; it's a must visit place when in Hyderabad. You have to remove your shoes before entering the temple. Locker facility is available for free of cost. The temple is very clean. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Chavvy Naresh adds, “Excellent architecture and well-kept fort. The science involved in the design of the fort will take you on your toes. You can also see Ramadasu Jail. There are plenty of mosquitoes which will trouble you a lot. There are no restrictions to carry mobile, foods, cameras.”  

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5Home to foodies and romance
Home to foodies and romance

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sandeep Kumar shares, “Good place for having fun. The boating experience around the famous Buddha Statue which is present in the middle of Hussain Sagar Lake was good.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Swapna C adds, “Lots of greenery and well-maintained. There is a pond with boating services but not well-maintained. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Harika Haari says, “Good sightseeing place; Hussain Sagar Lake was a wonderful place to see in Hyderabad. It is a fun giving place. We should go early in the morning. It takes a day to check it out completely. It consists of many water fountains and water riding games. Boating is also available. T” 

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Reviews (871)

Rajat banerjee

Rajat banerjee6.0/5

3 reviews

Hyderabad

Hyderabad was and remains to be one of the best places to visit and stay. Compared to other cities in India, Hyderabad is the best (at least in my opinion). The weather is great there although the summer time (April, May and June) is quite hot and dry. So far as food is concerned, varieties of tasty and affordable dishes are available. People (almost all) are cordial and helpful.

Syed nayeem ahmed

Syed nayeem ahmed5.0/5

1 review

Hyderabad

Golkonda, Charmin are, laad bazaar, museum, Ramoji city. Food and Shopping: Food not only excellent but reasonable, stone bangles, pearls. Highlight of the trip: Cost effective & a place that can be visited more than once

Recommended Duration in Hyderabad

Number of days to spend in Hyderabad as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

28.57%

2 days

14.29%

3 days

0%

4 days

14.29%

5+ days

42.86%

Other Heritages In South India

Hyderabad Overview

History of Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital city of the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh of South India. Located on the Deccan Plateau, Hyderabad is the fifth largest city of India. The 400-year-old city is located on the banks of the River Musi. Hyderabad was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth sovereign of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, in the year 1591. Initially, Golconda was the capital of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, who ruled over Deccan during the period 1512 - 1687. The name Hyderabad literally means 'city of Hyder' since it was named after Queen Hyder Mahal, wife of King Qutab Shah. With the help of Iranian architects, Hyderabad was erected in a grid format. The city was modeled on the city of Isfahan of Iran. With the construction of Hyderabad city, it became the capital city of Qutb Shahi rulers.

People and Culture of Hyderabad

The cultural facet of Hyderabad is distinctly different from the Telugu culture of the rest of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad has a rich Hyderabadi culture of its own, a blend of Persian and Telugu cultures, which flourished under the reign of the Qutb Shahis. Hyderabad is also known as the 'City of Nizams' since it was ruled for a long time by the Nizams. The Nizams of Hyderabad were famous as the wealthiest royals in the history of India. Today, Hyderabad is one of the leading centers of information technology. The emerging Biotech and IT industries have given the city a global platform. The thriving tourism and IT industries have brought Marriott, Novotel, and Taj, the giants in the hospitality industry, to this metropolis.

Things To Do in Hyderabad

Tourists who visit Hyderabad can witness the blend of ancestral heritage and modern technology. The deep-rooted cultural history of Hyderabad is evident from its monuments, mosques, temples, varied art forms and crafts. The monuments, minarets, and mosques of Hyderabad with its impressive architectural style attract visitors. Charminar, Jama Masjid, Golconda Fort, Salarjung Museum, Osmania University, Paigah Tombs, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Raymond Tomb, Birla Mandir, Hussain Sagar, Ramoji Film City, etc. are some of the popular attractions of the city of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad also celebrates the Deccan Festival is organized by the Department of Tourism, Andhra Pradesh, every year on 25th February. This five-day long festival reflects the culture and highlights Hyderabad's arts, crafts, culture and the famous Nawabi cuisine. The pulsating nightlife of Hyderabad is also a major tourist attraction. The bylanes of the Charminar and the authentic Hyderabadi and Andhra cuisine has made Hyderabad a haven for shopaholics and foodies.

The best time to visit Hyderabad is October to March.Hyderabad can be reached from destinations around the country by air, rail, and road. There are two International Airports in Hyderabad, Hyderabad International Airport; Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal and a domestic terminal; N T Rama Rao Domestic Terminal, connected with almost all major cities of India and the world. Secunderabad and Nampally Railway stations are well connected to all major cities. The city is also well connected by buses run by the state government and other private operators to regions within the state as well as neighboring states.

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Hussain sagar Lake, Hyderabad

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Hussain sagar Lake, Hyderabad
Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

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Nehru zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

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Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

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